Terlingua Dreams

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A chilly Easter weekend

If memory serves me right (it usually doesn't)...thank goodness for my blog!  In the past four years it has never been this chilly during the Easter weekend.

Do you think these might be Dallas Cowboy fans?  See the little Cowboy's pop up tent in the background?

It was so chilly (around 61 degrees) that I saw one camp sitting around a campfire (those with a metal stand and protective shield of course).

A lot of tents were not completely staked down, guess their relatives were just saving their spot and let them do the hard work tomorrow.

This year there were a lot more port-a-potties than before and closer to the individual camps than in prior years which is always a good thing.

I also noticed that many participants got new and bigger tents and pop up shade structures were prevalent.

This Easter weekend will go down as the coldest (to my knowledge) and the year the kids did not get to go swimming in San Felipe Creek :-(

Would you believe the above photos have taken almost an hour to download?  It just seems to be one of those nights.  I will probably either try to post more pictures tomorrow or display them as my header photo during the week.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. Is that some special rally or are did everyone just say, "Hey, I think I will go camping down by the river", and everyone did?

    1. In the Easter tradition of allowing camping in area parks in San Antonio, Texas during this holiday...Del Rio a couple of years back decided to implement this tradition as well.

      This is not a river, it is San Felipe Springs the main water source for Del Rio.

  2. I had to jump in my long johns today.

    1. It was a bit chilly yesterday morning but fortunately it warmed up nicely. Do not know if warm enough for the kids to go swimming but I am willing to bet a few did.

  3. The springs are still beautiful even in gray weather. Do Del Rio retailers get the big boost during Santa Semana the way San Antonio does?

    1. Oops. I meant Semana Santa. Although it is like having Santa come back a second time for store merchants in Texas ;-)

    2. Leilani, I am not really sure how to answer that since I do not buy the local newpaper and I do not have figures for this year.

      Most of the people that camp out at the local parks along San Felipe Springs are locals, though I did see a few license plates from neighboring Mexican states ( Coahuila, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon).

      Mexican citizens get one to two weeks for Semana Santa and even though the US Dollas vs Mexican Peso rate is through the roof, in the past Mexican citizens and I am not just talking about the wealthy ones but your everyday Jane and Joe...always make their way to the border towns.

      Their spending helps the local economy greatly not just during Easter but throughout the year.


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